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DVD menu Software

trentsteeltrentsteel Registered User regular
edited December 2007 in Help / Advice Forum
I need some good software to make a DVD menu, for extras etc.

I want one that can show a video clip while music is playing on each part of the menu.

I'm trying POWER DVD but it makes very little sense and only allows three buttons in the menu.


Also, when I create a DVD of our movie it takes about 12 hours to encode it into one solid clip of media on a DVD (because it also has to compress the movie to fit on the DVD), so how would I make a DVD that has room for a menu and still gets compressed to the right size? Also, which order would I do it in?

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    EggyToastEggyToast Jersey CityRegistered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Back when I used Windows, I used DVD-LAB. It does a very good job of allowing most anything for menus, and it also does a good job of pointing out proper encoding rates and so on (which will help with your 2nd question). I used it and TMPGEnc to get everything perfect, and went from 2 hours on a DVD to about 5 (low quality video ftw). In my case the 7 hours actually looked better because the video was low qual to begin with, and wasn't transcoded to shit and back -- it was just the original.

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    trentsteeltrentsteel Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Thanks, that isn't free though is it?

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    shutzshutz Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    DVD-LAB looks really nice. I've used TMPGEnc DVD Author for a while, and while it's way more limited, it CAN do motion thumbnails. Even your background can be a video. And it's cheaper than DVD-LAB (though still not free... check out www.videohelp.com for free alternatives, but don't expect anything that's really easy to use and powerful to be free.)

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